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Old 05-26-2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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Default Backwoods Outback Lifted RWD Outback Sport Camper

Most Current Photo: October 10th, 2016


•Purchased June 26, 2007
•Painted December 2007
•Turbo'd April 2010
•RWD Conversion March 2014
•New Wheels & Fender Flares April 2015

Tutorials:
How To Turbo Your Non-Turbo Subaru
How-To Fit a Honda Front Lip On a Subaru - Automersion
Install: Clutch Masters FX250 in RWD 1999 Subaru Impreza - Automersion


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Lalita {la-LEE-tah} - Hindi & Sanskrit origin, meaning 'playful'.

The name Lalita couldn't fit the wagon better, in my opinion.

Performance:
Td04 Turbo
WRX TMIC
OBX Turbo-Back Exhaust
Custom Up-pipe
WRX Fuel Pump
MS3 Unequal Length Headers
A/C delete
Unorthodox Alternator pulley
Unorthodox Powersteering pulley
B&M Short Shifter
AEM Dry-Flow air filter
Custom Intake
Rear Strut Tower Brace
C-Pillar Brace
NGK spark plugs
Custom Radiator Shroud
Custom Airbox/Heat Shield
Stoptech Steel-Brake Lines
Rear Disc Conversion
Welded Center Differential (for RWD)
Welded Rear Differential
Modded Front Axles
Driveshaft Shop r160 500hp rear axles
Clutch Masters fx250 clutch

Suspension/Handling:
20mm WRX rear sway bar
Perrin Rear Solid Endlinks
Raceland Coilovers
SSP Type-C Wheels 16x6.5 +40
Drifz 308B Spec-R 16x8 +25

Exterior:
Subaru Aspen White Paint
JDM ver.6 front bumper [modded] / with Custom Front Lip
OEM L front bumper [modded] / with Honda Accord Front Lip
JDM WRX Mid Spoiler
Custom Color Match Headlight Shroud
Clear Corner lights
APC clear side markers
Removed rear bumper cover
Debadged Hatch
Orciari CW Sideskirts/Rear Spats
Red Tinted Tailights
Custom Grill
STi v8 style hood scoop [installed and removed periodically]
HTautos Induction Scoop
Granador style Mirrors

Interior:
Stripped out except for the 2 front seats and dash
2.5rs White Faced Cluster
TRUST shift knob / Dragonball shift knob
ScanGauge II
Boost Gauge
Glowshift RPM Gauge/Shift Light
Sonic Motor VS3 driver seat / 2004 WRX passenger seat
3in Shifter Extension
270mm rear-view mirror

I had no idea just how much my life would change on June 26, 2007, the day I picked up my 1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport.
It was completely stock [with some added dings and cracks] and a red/gray two-tone that I almost despised.
It was only a matter of days before I started doing little modification and ordering parts.
The first major change started in November of 2007.



I was taking an auto body class in high school and decided to get rid of the two-tone for something more classy.



Minor modifications came after that.



A set of 2002 WRX wheels, rear-sway-bar and Vogtland Springs / KYB GR-2 struts.



July 26, 2008 was my first autocross event, ever. I was the most fun I had ever had in a vehicle. I was making big plans in my head when I was on my way home from the event.
The next day, the unthinkable happened.



I was on my way to work at roughly 7:30am, still pumped about the race the previous day, I didn't even make it half a mile.



My neighbor pulled out of his driveway without looking and t-boned me, sending me sliding on the gravel.



It had been wagon vs. wagon, neither came out very good.
After it was all said and done, I was handed a check for more than I purchased the wagon for, I bought the car back for $100. I paid off the wagon and purchased a 1998 Subaru Legacy 2.5gt for a daily-driver so I could set the wagon up for racing.



After replacing a bent lateral-link and ordering a new door, the wagon was presentable and drivable again.
Now, the modding never really stopped from here to my next update. The interior was stripped, a/c deleted and wheels/tires were ordered but it wasn't until April of 2010 that the wagon saw new light.
A home-brew turbo setup was installed on the stock ej22. Consisting of turbo parts from a WRX and custom fabricated pieces.

It was because of this car that I had even purchased a camera. Little did I know that it would captivate me and I would pursue it as my career.
My passion for the automotive scene and culture was catapulted by this car.
The people I have met and the things I have done along the way, have been nothing short of amazing.
I'm so stoked that the wagon is in Montana with me now and we can begin the next phase of out journey.
Plans are taking motion!
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Old 05-26-2008, 02:39 PM   #2
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The turbo kit is in progress and I am looking at buying a daily driver so I can pull my motor and put in some low compression pistons. Also, I should have my KYB GR-2 shocks and Tanabe GF210 springs in a couple of weeks. Here are the most recent pics I have.


I dont know why my car looks two shades of white in the last pic.






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Old 05-26-2008, 02:48 PM   #3
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Some of the turbo parts. I am getting a custom up pipe made and I am also getting my brother's 3'' Borla exhaust off of his WRX and his downpipe for free.

WRX TMIC



WRX TD04

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:01 PM   #4
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such a nice wag man.
also, maybe do the engine white when you pull the engine?
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:03 PM   #5
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Thanks!!
Yeah, painting the engine bay is the plan. Thats one of the biggest reasons I want to pull the motor.

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Old 05-26-2008, 03:17 PM   #6
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wow thats pretty hot, i like the fog lights behind the grille, its not something you see too often
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I didnt know you painted that yourself....looks good!
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I didnt know you painted that yourself....looks good!

Thanks, yeah I decided for only $341 I couldn't pass it up. Plus its nice to be able to say that I did all the work myself on the project. Even the turbo kit will be mach'd up by me and the up pipe with some help of my friend's dad.
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Awesome man.
I am doing my swap at the end of the summer by myself
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What are you swapping in???
I would love to do a swap myself down the road but I am scared of f'ing up the wiring. I really want a Forester or Legacy with a WRX motor haha
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